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Book reveals MI6’s role in torture of Nepal Maoists

Book reveals MI6’s role in torture of Nepal Maoists

August 31, 2014

KATHMANDU, Aug 31 — British authorities funded a four-year-long intelligence operation in Nepal that led to Maoist rebels being arrested, tortured and killed during the country’s civil war, according to the author of a new book on Kathmandu. Launched in 2002, “Operation Mustang” targeted Maoist guerrillas and saw British intelligence agency MI6 fund safe houses and provide training in surveillance and counter-insurgency tactics to Nepal’s army and spy agency, the National... Read more

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